Mary Boyle was 6 years old when she went missing  from her grandparents’ house near Ballyshannon, Co Donegal on March 18th.  1977.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting six-year-old Mary Boyle , who has been missing presumed murdered since 1977. Mary disappeared(...)

Anti-deportation protest   outside the Department of Justice in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

The number of asylum seekers arriving in the Republic will increase this year for the first time in over a decade. The Irish Refugee Council sa(...)

Gardaí preserve scene at Ridge Hall near Ballybrack village, Co Dublin where the body of a boy was discovered yesterday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Gardaí are continuing to question a woman who was arrested yesterday after the death of a two-year-old boy in south Dublin. Gardaí launched a m(...)

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis (left) at the scene where a two-year-old boy was found dead in Shankill yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí were expected to launch a murder inquiry after the death of a two-year-old boy in south Dublin. The dead boy, Hassan Khan, had been the (...)

Garda alert is issued when there is a suspicion a child has been taken without consent.

There have been several Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) alerts issued by gardaí over recent years.The alert system was launched in May 2012. It is used wh(...)

Gardaí are expected to launch a murder inquiry after the death of a two-year-old boy in south Dublin.The child had been the subject of a nationwide sa(...)

Gardaí preserve scene at Ridge Hall  where the body of a boy was discovered. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Gardaí are expected to launch a murder inquiry after the death of a two-year-old boy in south Dublin.The child had been the subject of a nationwide sa(...)

Gardaí  inspect the scene of the fatal shooting of Eamon Dunne in the Fassaugh House  in Cabra, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Gang leader Eamon Dunne saw a gunman coming to shoot him in a Dublin pub and grabbed a lounge boy in an effort to shield himself from a volley of 12 s(...)

A Garda College graduation ceremony. The first class of Garda recruits for five years entered  the college at Templemore, Co Tipperary, just last month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The most eye-catching item in the justice allocation for next year is the speed at which Garda recruitment is to unfold.The first class of Garda recru(...)

As well as additional funding for the Garda, the oversight bodies that police and advise the force will also see their budgets increase.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government is to recruit 200 extra gardaí by the end of January and some €10 million has been made available for Garda vehicles in a two-pronged b(...)